I am a 3rd year mechanical engineering major currently working in an internship for a power company. My company recently sold off their wind and hydro generating plants because they could not compete with the coal plants. We now have only coal and gas/oil plants. I know that I could continue to work in these plants after graduation and make a lot of money becuase most of the people in this business are approaching retirement. I could easily move up fast, however I don't want to spend my whole life in coal plants. I have recently become very interested in renewable energy since I see the pollution first hand every day. I am most fasinated with solar power, it seems like such a vast and untamped source. Is there any future in solar power in America (where coal is so cheap) for a mechanical engineer since it does not involve as many moving parts as say a coal or gas plant?